The last 48 hours.

M Watson, C Simon

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    Abstract

    It is notoriously difficult to predict when death will occur. Symptoms and signs of death approaching include: day-by-day deterioration, gaunt appearance and profound weakness—the patient needs assistance with all care, and may be bed-bound; difficulty swallowing medicines; reduced intake of food and fluids and drowsiness or reduced cognition. The patient is often no longer able to co-operate with carers. This article aims to give GPs in training a framework with which to manage the last 48 hours of life for patients dying at home.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)267-273
    JournalInnovAiT.
    Volume1
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Watson, M., & Simon, C. (2008). The last 48 hours. InnovAiT., 1(4), 267-273. https://doi.org/10.1093/innovait/inn033